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Castle Douglas, UK

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Castle Douglas Soap Box Derby 

We are looking at setting up a yearly event for the community , run by the community.

The initial outlay is high just for the minimum requirements , to get the event off the ground we reakon it will cost at least £5000 to start with.

We where quoted £25 000 for custom made inflatable safety barriers.

They are the ideal choice but something we could never expect to raise in a short space of time.

( Maybe if we build up the event over a few years like we hope too )

Tho Custom made barriers could be used for other events etc and rented out , bringing money in to the town for the town.

Can see a proposed design of inflatable barriers on our Facebook page .

We are currently looking at other options , none so far are without logistical issues or high purchase costs.

We have been looking at the option of using tyres or Hay bales , bales would be the first choice to then sell after the event to coversome costs , secondary barriers are vital as would protect the racers and spectators , also there are other costs for the event as a whole.

Any and all monies raised would go back into Castle Douglas for events and functions in the future once we get ours started.

We hope this will be an annual event , if any barriers are purchased they would be available for the community to use for other events subject to agreements. 

Further details can be seen on our Facebook page

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Without the communitys help this might not happen which would be a real shame with amount of interest there has been

Our costs are not ar approx £7500 but have been doing fundraising out side this page

Please donate what you can if you can.

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Page last updated on: 1/23/2019 18.45



  • Emma


    Jan 23, 2019


  • Scottish Travel & Tourism Services

    Scottish Travel & Tourism Services

    Jan 13, 2019

    Brings back many memories


  • Karen Simonaitis

    Karen Simonaitis

    Jan 13, 2019


  • Kerry McCleary

    Kerry McCleary

    Jan 13, 2019


  • Natalie Dodds

    Natalie Dodds

    Jan 13, 2019

    Every little helps!Will be a great day


  • The Stewartry Veterinary Centre

    The Stewartry Veterinary Centre

    Jan 13, 2019


  • Stuart McNeil

    Stuart McNeil

    Jan 8, 2019

    Good luck guys!


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Castle Douglas, UK

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